On December 4th 2009 Helena started her first Ocean crossing from Gran Canaria. Now, over three years later, she’s made it!!! Now Helena, and Rolf, can honestly and proudly say they joined the ranks of world circumnavigators, a sailing feat first achieved in 1522 by the Magellan-Elcano expedition.
Helena has made it to the Northern Hemisphere! Rolf, Bart and Magda left anchorage at Ascension Island on March 28th and, after a pleasant trip with much better winds then expected, arrived in Dakar, Senegal on April 8th. They’ll stay there for a few days to refuel and resupply and wait (hope) for good winds to the Canaries. Below you’ll find the daily updates of their trip.